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Wigan sign Perch from Newcastle

Wigan have signed Newcastle utility man James Perch on a four-year-deal for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £700,000.

James Perch Credit: PA Images

Perch told the Championship club's official website, wiganlatics.co.uk: "It feels great to be here with a new challenge ahead of me, and I'm very excited at getting that started."

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Blackburn Rovers announce Bowyer and McPhillips will remain in charge

Blackburn Rovers have released the following statement regarding the management team at the club:

"Blackburn Rovers FC has today announced that Gary Bowyer and Terry McPhillips will remain in charge of first team affairs until the end of January.

This decision follows discussions between the Owners, Directors and Global Advisor.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Gary, Terry and the rest of the staff for their sterling efforts over recent days which have helped produce two successive and important league victories.

The club's search for a new permanent manager will continue in earnest."

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